November 16, 2021

North Florida Land Trust is pleased to announce Rianna Elliott has been promoted to Director of Land Stewardship. Elliott has served as a land management specialist for the nonprofit land conservation organization since January where she had many responsibilities including fee property monitoring, conservation easement monitoring, preserve maintenance and habitat restoration. She was also responsible for fire planning and implementation, timber management and maintaining preserve infrastructure.

In her new role, Elliott will oversee the stewardship department and will be responsible for the management, restoration and maintenance of NFLT’s preserves and conservation easements. Her duties include a supervisory role of the stewardship department and the direct implementation of certain program areas. Elliott will also serve on the leadership team and will contribute to the organizational development and strategic decision-making of the nonprofit.

“Rianna has been an outstanding employee and was exemplary in her role as land management specialist. Given her 13 years of experience, we expect she will excel in her new role,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “We look forward to having her as part of our leadership team. Her input will be quite valuable as we continue our mission to preserve Florida’s natural spaces.”

Elliott came to NFLT with more than a decade of experience with the Florida Park Service where she spent most of her time focused on resource management and prescribed fire. She is a certified prescribed burn manager and holds other certifications that enable her to better restore and protect lands. Before her time with the Florida Park Service, Elliott worked at a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to protect the natural resources, historic places and working lands (farms and ranches) throughout north Florida. Founded in 1999, NFLT has preserved tens of thousands of acres of land through donation or purchase of land as well as conservation easements.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with willing landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.